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Young Adult Fiction Dark Fantasy

When Villains Rise

by (author) Rebecca Schaeffer

Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Dark Fantasy
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781328863560
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $24.99
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781721340729
    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
    $41.99
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781721340736
    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
    $29.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780358569800
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $14.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12

Description

Dextermeets Victoria Schwab in this dark and compelling fantasy about a girl who is determined to take down the black market once and for all in the conclusion to the trilogy that started with the critically acclaimedNot Even Bones.

Nita finally has Fabricio, the boy who betrayed her to the black market, within her grasp. But when proof that Kovit’s a zannie—a monster who eats pain in order to survive—is leaked to the world, Nita must reevalute her plans.
 
With enemies closing in on all sides, the only way out is for Nita and Kovit to take on the most dangerous man in the world: Fabricio’s father. He protects the secrets of the monsters who run the black market. Stealing those secrets could be the one thing that stands between Nita and Kovit and certain death in the thrilling conclusion to the trilogy that began with the critically acclaimedNot Even Bones.

About the author

Rebecca Schaeffer was born and raised in the Canadian prairies. Her itchy feet took her far from home. You can find her sitting in a cafe on the other side of the world, writing about villains, antiheroes, and morally ambiguous characters. She is the author of Not Even Bones, and its sequel, Only Ashes Remain.
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Twitter: @rrschaeffer.
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Editorial Reviews

"Schaeffer’s finale to her compellingly dark Market of Monsters trilogy is everything fans could hope for: violent, philosophical, suspenseful, and satisfying....Schaeffer has a lot of plot lines to settle in this volume, yet she keeps the story tight and doesn’t sacrifice her characters’ emotional growth....While this is a fitting conclusion, more books in this world would be welcome." —Booklist

"Villains rise and shine in this final entry in the Market of Monsters trilogy....Although the novel never crosses a line into sugarcoating their inexcusable choices, it does show sympathy for its devils as it sails into a grand finale full of twists and turns...A dark, compelling ending to an uncomfortable, morally gray series." Kirkus

Praise for Only Ashes Remain:

"A gory, thought-provoking sequel mixing Dexter and John Wick and not for the faint-hearted." —Kirkus

"[A]n unapologetically dark, morally messy thriller of survival, with an ambitious plot....A fascinating addition to a thought-provoking series." —Booklist

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